Amy Martinez - DPT

Amy Martinez - DPT

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My Areas of Practice

I enjoy working with patients of all ages in order to aid in the recovery from a sports injury, work injury, or chronic pain issues. I believe physical therapy is a means of improving quality of life and includes teaching patients the skills they need to help manage their condition at home beyond the care they receive while in the clinic.    

Special interests:

    Sports Medicine/Athletic injuries   
    Shoulder, Knee, Hip, Ankle/Foot-Orthopedics   
    BFR-Blood Flow Restriction Training
    Spine Rehab
    Manual Therapy   

Vestibular (Dizziness)


General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2010

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

Education & Certifications

Doctorate in Physical Therapy: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Minneapolis, MN

BS in Biomedical Sciences; Minors in Chemistry and Spanish: University of Wisconsin-River Falls
River Falls, WI

Research & Publications

During my time at the University of Minnesota, I was involved in a research project looking at the use of a new treatment method to be used with stroke rehabilitation. Telerehabilitation is a method for allowing rehabilitative training to continue remotely after discharge from acute care settings and can include complex tasks to create neural changes in the brain. User friendly laptop computer programs were developed to allow patient's to work on ankle range of motion and control of movement with the involved leg with attention to a task of tracing a line on the screen with ankle movements. Pre and post testing was completed involving functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and multi-camera gait analysis to look more closely at biomechanics of ankle ROM during gait. Telerehabilitation is not currently being used as a treatment options for stroke rehabilitation, however, it is hopeful this could be used in the future following future research on its uses in therapy. 


Huiqiong Deng, William K. Durfee, David J. Nuckley, Brandon S. Rheude, Amy E. Severson, Katie M. Skluzacek, Kristen K. Spindler, Cynthia S. Davey, James R. Carey. Complex Versus Simple Ankle Movement Training in Stroke Using Telerehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Physical Therapy. 2012 February.



In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I love being in the outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking and riding horses in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I also enjoy traveling when I am able. I am an animal lover and grew up with the opportunity to train and frequently show both horses and dogs.